Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Apr 11, 2011
April 11, 2011
The President at play:
PRESIDENT OBAMA has opened up a bit about how life in the White House has robbed him of the every day pleasures that we all enjoy. During a meeting with editors and publishers from Hearst Magazines, he said, "I just miss... I miss being anonymous... I miss Saturday morning, rolling out of bed, not shaving, getting into my car with my girls, driving to the supermarket, squeezing the fruit, getting my car washed, taking walks. I can't take a walk."
So is that why does he golfs so much? He said, "It's the only excuse I have to get outside for four hours at a stretch." (Pacelli)
Space: the final frontier:
Has the FBI just confirmed that a flying saucer --or saucers-- did in fact crash at Roswell, NM, back in 1947? An FBI document recently posted online as part of the bureau's "Vault" project seems to allude to that possibility.
The document purportedly claims that an Air Force informant told FBI Washington field office head GUY HOTTEL that three saucers were recovered in New Mexico prior to 1950. But there's no additional word if the informant's story ever checked out. (Pacelli)
Commodore Computers is bringing back the classic Commodore 64 from 1982. That's right --nearly 30 years after the original came out, the computer company says the revamped, modernized computer will look exactly like the old version, except will run on a Linux operating system.
What's next --the Trash-80?
tabloids with Cory Myers:
LINDSAY LOHAN may want to look into having some work done. A pic in this weeks Star magazine shows the party actress looking like she's about 44-years-old instead of the 24 that she actually is. An expert tells the tabloid that late nights, alcohol and drugs are all to blame.
Pricey stiletto maker CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN is suing YVES SAINT LAURENT, claiming the fashion house ripped off his famous red-sole trademark.
The New York Daily News says although red-soles shoes have been its trademark since 1992, when they used red nail polish to paint the underside of the shoes, a suit filed last Thursday in Manhattan Supreme Court claims Yves Saint Laurent has ripped off the trademark and started using the gimmick on its own shoes.
"The location of the bright color on the outsole of a woman's pump is said to provide an alluring 'flash of red' when a woman walks down the street, or on the red carpet of a special event," the 27-page lawsuit says.
Louboutin also says they've repeatedly asked Yves Saint Laurent to stop selling the shoes, which are now in upscale stores including Saks Fifth Avenue, Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus. A spokeswoman for Yves Saint Laurent declined to comment.
Another Chalk Outline:
Our Powers of Deductive Reasoning Award this week will be shipped to Espanola, NM, where 64-year-old JERRY MAESTAS says he didn't notice his friend, riding shotgun in his car for three days, was dead.
According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, when Maestas noticed that his friend's back had turned blue he decided to pull into a hospital and asked for help. Until then, he thought the friend was sleeping.
Incredibly, alcohol was involved.
Jerry said he and his friend, 33-year-old AMY MARQUEZ, had been drinking and driving around aimlessly for days. He didn't think anything was amiss because Marquez, a paraplegic, can't move the lower half of her body. And because he knew she wore an adult diaper, he didn't think she needed a pit stop.
Police think she likely died because of "positional asphyxiation."
Editor's note: It's about time someone did a remake of "Weekend at Bernie's." I think we have our new script. (Maiman)
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